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What are blackheads and Whiteheads ?

Blackheads re small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. These bumps are called blackheads because the surface looks dark or black. Blackheads are a mild type of acne that usually form on the face,mostly on the nose and the chin area.

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Whiteheads are a mild form of acne that appear as small, round, white bumps on the skin’s surface. This type of acne occurs when a pore becomes clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and debris.

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Why and how are blackheads and whiteheads caused ?

Blackheads and whiteheads are mostly found on the nose and the chin area. Our skin is not flat, they have innumerable small pores in it which are in U shape. Because of which, dead skin cells, dirt, pollutants and oil gets accumulated inside the pores.

When the pores get clogged or closed due to the above reasons formed are called white heads. Out of which some pores leave a little space even after clogging, which oxidizes when comes in contact with the air. Those are blackheads.

When these small blackheads and whiteheads are left unattended, results in horrible acnes and pimples.

I will be showing you an effective remedy to remove blackheads and whiteheads :

So lets start..

The process of removal of blackheads and whiteheads involves 3 steps :

  • Steaming
  • Peel off mask
  • Closing of pores

STEP 1 : STEAMING :

Things you will need :

  • Towel
  • Hot water

Method :

  • Take a bowl of hot water and dip a hand towel in it.
  • Squeeze out the excess water.
  • Press this towel on your nose and chin area for around 3-4 minutes.
  • This process helps to open up the pores which makes it easier to remove the blackheads and whiteheads.

STEP 2 : PEEL OFF MASK :

REMEDY #1

Things you will need :

  • 1 tbsp Any peel off mask ( i use everyuth peel off mask )
  • 1 tbsp egg white
  • 1/2 Honey.

Method :

  • Take a plastic bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • You will get a thick consistency paste.

REMEDY #2

Things you will need :

  • 1 tbsp Any peel off mask ( i use everyuth peel off mask )
  • 1 tbsp activated charcoal ( easily available in any chemist store)
  • 1/2 tbsp aloe vera gel.

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Method :

  • Take a plastic bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • You will get a thick consistency paste.

NOTE : Do not make and store this peel off masks, use fresh everytime you use.

How to apply ?

  • Apply any of the peel off mask as soon as you take the steam.
  • Make sure you apply a thick layer for easy pulling.
  • Wait for 10-15 minutes till it dries up.
  • Make sure, the peel off mask completely dries up else the blackheads and whiteheads won’t be removed properly.

STEP 3 : CLOSING OF PORES :

As said, the pores when left open gives rise to accumulation of dirt and oil which forms the blackheads and whiteheads. So, its neccesary to close the pores.

Things you will need :

  • Ice cubes.
  • Clean handkerchief.

Method : ICE TAPPING :

  • Take one ice cube and put it in a clean handkerchief.
  • Press the ice cube on the nose and chin area ( wherever you have applied the peel off mask ).

Benefits :

  • Egg whites have astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin. Also, it helps to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin.
  • Honey is a natural humectant which locks the moisture and hydrates the skin.
  • Activated charcoal detoxifies the skin, removes impurites from the skin and purify clog pores.
  • Aloe vera is anti bacterial and also moisturizes and hydrates the skin.

Tips to avoid blackheads and whiteheads  :

  • Always apply a good toner after washing your face. As toners help in removing extra dirt and oil from the face which does not get removed even after washing the face. ( You can literally see the dirt on the cotton ball/pad if the toner if applied with a cotton ball/pad).

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  • Use oil free skin products.
  • Use non-comedogenic products ( the ones which do not clogg the pores ) But the non-comedogenic products/creams are little expensive. If your budget does not allow, you can also use aloe vera gel.
  • Do not apply sunscreen directly on the skin. Always apply a good moisturizer before applying the sunscreen.

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  • Drink lots of water and avoid oily food as much as you can.

How often?

Apply this remedy for twice or thrice a week for completely removing the blackheads and whiteheads.

I hope you understand the meaning of blackheads and whiteheads and how they are caused. Please try any one of the above remedies and get blackheads and whiteheads free skin. Please write to us about your experiences and request about any skincare,haircare,health and fitness related issues. Thankyou..

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